Quilt Block Mania – June 2024

Quilt Block Mania – June 2024

Quilt Block Mania is underway again! And this time we are headed to the mountains. Yes – think majestic and large! Each of our talented quilters has created a block for our alpine theme. We hope you enjoy what we have dreamed up for you. Snow-Capped Mountain by...
Need a Touch of Color – Crab Embellished

Need a Touch of Color – Crab Embellished

Did you ever pick a fabric but it just wasn’t quite right? Especially if you are working with art quilts? I have been there and done that. In April, I shared my Crab pattern as part of the Quilt Block Mania. The pattern was simple, but of course, I could not...
Motivating Monday – Stunning Sunset

Motivating Monday – Stunning Sunset

Color gradients are some of my favorite palettes. They provide depth easily. But sometimes, they those colors are difficult to match with existing fabrics. Not to worry, this is when close is good enough. In this case the center of the sun, was a pale yellow while the...
Quilting with Cancer

Quilting with Cancer

There are a few phrases that you never want to hear. One of them is “You have cancer.” On March 21st of this year, I dutifully went for my annual mammogram. I wasn’t expecting anything, because I do routine self-exams and had not felt anything. I am...
Quilt Block Mania – May 2024

Quilt Block Mania – May 2024

Quilt Block Mania is underway again! And this time we are headed to the desert. Yes – think hot, prickly and pretty! Each of our talented quilters has created a block for our desert oasis. We hope you enjoy what we have dreamed up for you. Coiled Snake by...
Motivating Monday – Bougainvillea

Motivating Monday – Bougainvillea

Some images really stand out because of one color block. This image from Santorini contains various shades of blue-grey or blue-green. These range from really light – like on the building stucco to really dark, under the shadows. But they all sit somewhere in...
Motivating Monday – Rigging

Motivating Monday – Rigging

Picking fabrics for my own quilts are easy. But finding fabrics for my sons… not so easy. I gather the fabric swatches together and they wrinkle their noses. So, I go back and try again. Similar results… Anyone else have this problem? It took me a while to...
Motivating Monday – Out of Oia

Motivating Monday – Out of Oia

Some places are just unforgettable, like Oia on the island of Santorini. The stucco buildings perched on the steep slopes. The only transportation through the “streets” is by foot. They are really just sidewalks and stairways. It was simply magical. I...
A Happy Accident

A Happy Accident

Happy accidents are mistakes with a silver lining. A year ago, I had one of those happy accidents. Have you ever taken one of those quizzes online to find out who your spirit animal is or what character from a show you are most like? I decided to make one of those...